Overview

The moulding plugins are a set of tools that take advantage of the built-in Vectorworks® “extrude along path” bringing an easy to learn user interface, a vaste parameter customization and a well furnished Moulding Library (brought here thanks to Matthew Swett who has converted to Vectorworks® polylines and polygons the collection coming from the New England Classic® Molding line).
Despite the “extrude along path”, you can easily edit your creations:

PDF Manual

An exhaustive manual in PDF and EPUB format is available to download or consult to get info about installation, usage and customizations.

Note: these plugins comes both in italian and english localisations. You'll find both in the downloaded folder. Just use the language you prefer and follow the installation instructions in the relative PDF manual.

Mouldings plugins manual

New version (Ⅳ)

The new version works with Vectorworks® 2019 (see note*), 2020, 2021, 2022 and includes new features and new profiles

siding e corner
  1. moulding 2D Moulding on 2D Path
  2. path to moulding 2Dx 2D Path to Moulding
  3. moulding 3D Moulding on 3D Path
  4. path to moulding 3D NURBS to Moulding
  5. frame Frame (Rectangular)
  6. siding Siding
  7. corner Corner
  8. frames array Frames (Array)
  9. profile to file Save Profile to File cpf

New dialog to browse the library

The dialog library has been fully revised.

Profile-selection-dialog

Full control on profiles

All parametric objects shares the same set of variables regarding the profiles.

common-PIOs-controls

A couple of examples…

Changelog

version IV.2:

  • Some bug fixing.
  • New profiles libraries including Fox and Paramount mouldings.
  • Version for Vectorworks® 2021 (tested).
  • Updated the MouldingsLib.vwx file and the rebuild library script.

version IV.3:

Same as previous IV.2 version, just published on Gumroad® in Italian and German localisations.

version IV.4:

  • Now profiles are embedded (as symbols) on all plugin objects. This allows to use profiles even where the source library is unavailable (previously, opening the file on another computer, caused an error since profiles were not found at the saved path).
  • Now it is possible to create and use profiles containing holes!
  • Fixed some problem with the Mouldings on 3D path.
  • Simplified the dialog to choose profiles in the document (Browse Imported Profiles button).

version IV.5:

  • The library dialog has been dramatically sped up! Also libraries and symbols are now correctly sorted.
  • New library organisation: Basic Profiles folder (containing the mandatory profiles) renamed (previously was named Classic); New England Classic folder now gathers the previously scattered libraries and symbols.
  •  New! Lenoble Lumber (Lenoble Lumber Mouldings Catalogue)
  •  New! Real Cedar (sidings) (https://www.realcedar.com/siding/)
  • Updated the script in MouldingsLib to rebuild the library.
  • Bug fixed in the Sidings plugin.
  • Updated the price (for new users) now starting from €25.

version IV.6:

  • Version for Vectorworks® 2022 (tested).
  • Added the Mouldings catalog, a pdf file, complete with searchable indexes, that can be consulted and printed for a quick reference of all profiles included in the package. The catalog is available both in A4 and Letter page sizes.
  • Added the ability to choose attributes by class or either override fills and lines with the attribute palette.

    More complex plugins (frames etc.), where more than just one class is required, will take attributes of their individual parts from their given classes (in OIP see classes popup for each part) unless you choose different fills or lines in the attributes panel.
    In that case the plugin object attributes will be used for all classes.

    About textures and renderings, in the OIP rendering tab, choosing:
    • None: will use the solid color fills as above said
    • Class Texture: will use each class texture (whenever set)
    • Texture: selecting a (custom) texture from the ones present in the document, will cause that texture to be applied to the whole parts of the object
    You can control, as always, some of the texture parameters (scale, rotation etc.) for each part (where available) of the plugin object in the OIP, see texture controls.

(*) Note on versions: Plugins for versions of Vectorworks® prior to 2020 can no more be tested (from me), so they can not be updated to latest version (IV.5).

Get it!

Follow Paolo Marcuccetti's Gumroad® shop page
where you can buy this and other packages related to my Vectorworks® production.

Mouldings are available in these languages versions:

Important note on localised versions:
Currently Italian and German versions are dated to the version IV.3.
If you want the latest version (see changelog), please download the English (International) version!

Demo

By popular demand, I have just released a Mouldings plugins DEMO version, so you can evaluate them all and, in case, proceed to buy.
The DEMO plugins do all what the full version does, but they have, of course, some limitations. Each time you change a parameter of a Mouldings object, a message shows up, reminding you that you are running the DEMO. You can exit this dialog clicking the link button to this same page (with the chance to buy) or clicking Close. The close button halts execution for 5 seconds, but after that, changes to the object are regularly applied.

Once you will buy the full version, I’ll send you the regular package.
Then you’ll just have to replace the two folders above with the new ones and restart Vectorworks®, no need to edit the workspace again, your saved works will recognise the new plugins seamlessly.

Installation

After the payment is confirmed, your download should start immediately.

  1. Unzip the downloaded file (the one appropriate for your Vectorworks Version).
  2. You get the following items:

    Folders ___ Mouldings
            |__ Moulding - Models
    
    Files   ___ Mouldings plugins IV Manual.pdf
            |__ Mouldings catalog A4.pdf
            |__ Mouldings catalog Letter.pdf
            |__ readMe.txt
  3. Move the “Mouldings” folder inside your Vectorworks Plug-ins folder (*)
  4. Move the “Moulding - Models” folder inside Vectorworks Libraries/Defaults folder (*)
  5. Restart Vectorworks.
  6. Edit your workspace adding the (Mouldings) plugins.

(*) You can choose either the Vectorworks® program folder or the Vectorworks® user folder.

Here the official instructions (from help.vectorworks.net) for editing the workspaces:

And here instructions to add / modify tool palettes and tool sets:

Important note:
Vectorworks® 2018, 2019, 2020 users should replace the file library MouldingsLib contained in Moulding-Models/Cornices with the respective ones contained in the folder Libraries for older Vectorworks® versions.

The MouldingsLib file is a standard Vectorworks® file containing all the profile symbols used throughout all mouldings plugins.
In order for the plugins to load the libraries profiles, the MouldingsLib file has to be in the same version as the plugins are working on, therefore, you must use the one contained in the downloaded folder for your appropriate Vectorworks® installed version.